Thread regarding Windstream Corp. layoffs

Windstream's layoff contract was ruled unlawful.

So if you didn't sign the gag order and didn't get severance, does this mean that you can sue on the basis of it being an unlawful offer?

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a decision in McLaren Macomb restricting two important provisions of a severance agreement – the confidentiality provision and non-disparagement provision. A huge issue for employers is the NLRB opinion applies retroactively to severance agreements already issued to former employees.

If you are an employer and provide severance agreements to employees, I recommend you have them reviewed by an employment lawyer in your state to make sure they are not unlawful.

In the meantime, here are some key points to keep in mind:

Applicability- The new rule is retroactive to severance agreements signed prior to the opinion date of February 21, 2023.

Enforcement - Employers can violate the Act merely by giving an unlawful severance agreement to an employee- it’s irrelevant whether the employee signs it or otherwise agrees to its terms.

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Seriously though, who care’s really? Once they drop you, sign the thing, and do yourself a great big favor, move on. It’s not worth your time to tread water, and remain in a depression because of the acts of a very bad company. They will make millions with or without you, same as your next employer.

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Windstream legal is famous for big errors (see Aurelius vs. Windstream) so it's fair to assume they are exposed to some liability with these severance agreements.

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